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Moral ground : ethical action for a planet in peril

Author: Kathleen Moore; Michael P Nelson
Publisher: San Antonio : Trinity University Press, 2011.
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Brings together the testimony of over 80 visionaries, theologians and religious leaders, scientists, elected officials, business leaders, naturists, activists, and writers, to present a diverse and compelling call to honor our individual and collective moral responsibilities to our planet. In the face of environmental degradation and global climate change, scientific knowledge alone does not tell us what we ought to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Moore; Michael P Nelson
ISBN: 1595340858 9781595340856
OCLC Number: 756747747
Awards: Winner of Foreword Magazine Best Book Silver Award (environmental studies).
Winner of Foreword Magazine Best Book Gold Award (anthologies).
Short-listed for Top 10 Environmental Book by Huffington Post.
Description: 478 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Yes, for the survival of humankind. The limits of growth / James Gustave Speth --
The danger of human exceptionalism / Daniel Quinn --
A question of our own survival / The Dalai Lama --
The fate of creation is the fate of humanity / E. O. Wilson --
The Inuit right to culture based on ice and snow / Sheila Watt-Cloutier --
The future I want for my daughters / Barack Obama --
Obligation to posterity? / Alan Weisman. Ch. 2. Yes, for the sake of the children. Keepers of life / Oren Lyons --
We bear you in mind / Scott Russell Saunders --
For the children / Gary Snyder --
Steering the Earth toward our children's future / John Paul the second and the ecumenical patriarch Bartholomew the first --
A letter to my boys / Hylton Murray-Philipson --
You choose / Derrick Jensen. Ch. 3. Yes, for the sake of the Earth itself. Sky / Brian Turner --
A hinge point in history / Holmes Rolston the third --
The planet is shouting but nobody listens / F. Stuart Chapin the third --
The bells of mindfulness / Thich Nhat Hanh --
Restoration and redemption / Robin Morris Collin --
A Copernican revolution in ethics / Kate Rawles. Ch. 4. Yes, for the sake of all forms of life on the planet. Wild things for their own sakes / Dave Foreman --
Spray glue goes. Maggots stay / Carly Lettero --
Orthithophilia / Shepard Krech the third --
Heirloom chile peppers and climate change / Gary Paul Nabhan --
Imagining Darwin's ethics / David Quammen --
Evening falls on the maladaptive ape / Robert Michael Pyle. Ch. 5. Yes, to honor our duties of gratitude and reciprocity. To commit a crime against the natural world is a sin / Ecumenical patriarch Bartholomew the first --
Sacred ancestors, sacred homes / Nirmal Selvamony --
The giveaway / Robin W. Kimmerer --
From the mountain, a covenant / Courtney S. Campbell --
So the future can come forth from the ground / Deborah Bird Rose --
A conference in time / Ursula K. Le Guin. Ch. 6. Yes, for the full expression of human virtue. A newt note / Brian Doyle --
Worship the Earth / John Perry --
Something braver than trying to save the world / Bill McKibben --
Peace and sustainability depend on the spiritual and the feminine / Massoumeh Ebtekar --
A life worth living / Dale Jamieson --
Who we really are / Thomas L. Friedman. Ch. 7. Yes, because all flourishing is mutual. An American Indian cultural universe / George Tinker --
No separation between present and future / Fred W. Allendorf --
A transformational ecology / Jonathon F. P. Rose --
Why should I inconvenience myself? / Mary Catherine Bateson --
Extra! Extra! new consciousness needed / Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley --
Just a few more yards / Edwin P. Pister --
Why sacrifice for future generations? / Kimberly A. Wade-Benzoni --
Hope and the new energy economy / Jesse M. Fink. Ch. 8. Yes, for the stewardship of God's creation. A manifesto to North American middle-class Christians / Sallie McFague --
God's passion in the bible: the world / Marcus J. Borg --
Our obligation to tomorrow / Seyyed Hossein Nasr --
The biblical mandate for creation care / Tri Robinson --
Will religions guide us on our dangerous journey? / Martin S. Kaplan. Ch. 9. Yes, because compassion requires it. Winter wheat / Libby Roderick --
We are called to help the Earth to heal / Wangari Maathai --
An invisible killer / Ming Xu and Xin Wei --
Climate change is a moral problem for you, right now / James Garvey --
From engagement to emancipation / Sulak Sivaraksa --
The architecture of language, parts 9 to 10 / Quincy Troupe. Ch. 10. Yes, because justice demands it. Ethics as if tomorrow mattered / Carl Pope --
Sustainability as a founding principle of the United States / Michael M. Crow --
Climate Change and intergenerational responsibility / Steve Vanderheiden --
Still an American dilemma / Lauret Savoy --
There is a tide / Ismail Serageldin --
A fair deal / Peter Singer --
The moral climate / Carl Safina. Ch. 11. Yes, because the world is beautiful. Our edens: ecological homes / Bernd Heinrich --
Wolves, ravens and a new purpose for science / John A. Vucetich --
Get dirty, get dizzy / Hank Lentfer --
The feasting / Alison Hawthorne Deming. Ch. 12. Yes, because we love the world. Changing ethics for a changing world / J. Baird Callicott --
Touching the Earth / bell hooks --
Love, grief and climate change / Katie McShane --
For the love and beauty of nature / Stephen R. Kellert --
Earth religion and radical religious reformation / Bron Taylor --
A promise made in love, awe and fear / Wendell Berry --
The call to forgiveness at the end of the day / Kathleen Dean Moore. Ch. 13. Yes, to honor and celebrate the Earth and Earth systems. The great work / Thomas Berry --
An ethic of the Earth / N. Scott Momaday --
Spring's hopes eternal / Curt Meine --
Dawn for all time / Linda Hogan --
The universe story and planetary civilization / Mary Evelyn Tucker and Brian Swimme. Ch. 14. Yes, because our moral integrity requires us to do what is right. Moral responsibility is the price of progress / Ernest Partridge --
Climate change: what is required of us? / Terry Tempest Williams --
Being cool in the face of global warming / David James Duncan --
Everything must go / Paul B. Thompson --
The no-man's land of ethics / Joerg Chet Tremmel --
The advocacy responsibility of the scientist / Jose Galizia Tundisi --
How to be hopeful / Barbara Kingsolver --
To a future without hope / Michael P. Nelson --
The most amazing challenge / Paul Hawken.
Responsibility: edited by Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson.


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